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B. C. 1491. are in Egypt, and have heard their and the elders of Israel, unto the | B. C. 1491.

cry k by reason of their taskmasters; | king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto k ch. 1. 11. | for 'I know their sorrows;

him, The LORD God of the Hebrews I Gen. 18. 21. ch. 2. 25.

| 8 And mI am come down to n de- hath met with us : and now let us Num. 23. 3, m Gen. 11.5, 7. liver them out of the hand of the go, we beseech thee, three days' jour

4, 15, 16. Egyptians, and to bring them up out ney into the wilderness, that we may 50. 24. a ch. 6.6, 8. & of that land 'unto a good land and sacrifice to the Lord our God. 12. 51. a large, unto a land Pflowing with

g ch.5.2. & 7.

19 | And I am sure that the king 14 o Deut. 1. 25. & 8. 7, 8, 9.

milk and honey; unto the place of of Egypt & will not let you go, Il no, ' || Or, but by p ver. 17. 9 the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and not by a mighty hand.

strong hand. ch. 13. 5. & 33. 3.

the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and 20 And I will hstretch out my hand, I h ch. 6. 6. & 7. Num. 13. 27. / the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

5. & 9. 15.

and smite Egypt with all my won- li ch.7.3. & Deut. 2.9.15. Jer. 11. 5.'& 9 Now therefore, behold, r the cry ders which I will do in the midst | 11.9. . 32. 22.

Deut. 6. 22. of the children of Israel is come unto thereof: and kafter that he will let Ez. 20. 6.

Neh. 9. 10. a Gen. 15. 18. | me: and I have also seen the sop you go.

Ps. 105. 27. &

135.9. rch. 2. 23. pression wherewith the Egyptians 21 And I will give this people favour Jer. 32. 20. 8 ch. 1. 11, 13, oppress them. | in the sight of the Egyptians : and it

Acts 7. 36. 14, 22.

See ch. 7. to 10 Come now therefore, and I will shall come to pass, that, when ye go, t Ps. 105. 26.

ch. 13. Mic. 6. 4. send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou ye shall not go empty :

k ch. 12. 31. mayest bring forth my people the

I ch. 11. 3. & 22 m But every woman shall borrow |

12. 36. children of Israel out of Egypt. of her neighbour, and of her that so

Ps. 106. 46.

Prov. 16. 7. u See ch. 6. 12. 11 | And Moses said unto God, Who journeth in her house, jewels of silver, 1 Sam. 18. 18.

m Gen. 15. 14. 18. 6. 5, 8.

am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ch. 11. 2. & Jer. 1. 6. and that I should bring forth the chil- ye shall put them upon your sons, and

12. 35, 36. dren of Israel out of Egypt?

upon your daughters; and "ye shall x Gen. 31. 3. 12 And he said, Certainly I will spoil ll the Egyptians.

If Or, Egypt. Deut. 31. 23, Josh. 1.5. be with thee; and this shall be a to

Job 27. 17.

Prov. 13. 22

Rom. 8. 31. ken unto thee, that I have sent thee:

Ez. 39. 10.
Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand be-
When thou hast brought forth the

cometh leprous. 10 He is loath to be sent. 14 Aaron
people out of Egypt, ye shall serve is appointed to assist him. 18 Moscs departeth

from Jethro. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 24
God upon this mountain.

Zipporah circumciscth her son. 27 Aaron is sent
13 And Moses said unto God, Be- || to meet Moses. 31 The people believeth them.
hold, when I come unto the children AND Moses answered and said,
of Israel, and shall say unto them, A But, behold, they will not be-

The God of your fathers hath sent lieve me, nor hearken unto my voice :
me unto you; and they shall say to for they will say, The Lord hath not
me, What is his name? what shall I appeared unto thee.
say unto them?

2 And the Lord said unto him,
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM What is that in thine hand? And
THAT I AM: and he said, Thus he said, a A rod.

a ver. 17, 20. shalt thou say unto the children of 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. ý ch. 6. 3.

Israel, y I AM hath sent me unto you. And he cast it on the ground, and it
John 8. 58.
2 Cor. 1. 20. 15 And God said moreover unto became a serpent; and Moses fled
Heb. 13.8.

Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the from before it.
Rev. 1. 4.

children of Israel, The LORD God of 4 And the LORD said unto Moses,
your fathers, the God of Abraham, | Put forth thine hand, and take it by
the God of Isaac, and the God of the tail. And he put forth his hand,

Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this and caught it, and it became a rod in
z Ps. 135. 13. is a my name for ever, and this is my his hand :
Hos. 12. 5.

| 5 That they may b believe that 'the b ch. 19. 9. a ch. 4. 29. 16 Go, and a gather the elders of LORD God of their fathers, the God

c ch. 3. 15. Israel together, and say unto them, of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and The LORD God of your fathers, the the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto

God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of thee. b Gen. 50. 24. | Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, b Il 6 | And the Lord said furthermore ch. 2. 25. & 31.

have surely visited you, and seen that unto him, Put now thine hand into Luke 1. 68.

which is done to you in Egypt: thy bosom. And he put his hand c Gen. 15. 14, 17 And I have said, I will bring into his bosom: and when he took it ver. 8. you up out of the affliction of Egypt out, behold, his hand was leprous das d Num. 12. 10.

2 Kings 5.27. unto the land of the Canaanites, and snow. the Hittites, and the Amorites, and 7 And he said, Put thine hand into the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and thy bosom again. And he put his the Jebusites, unto a land flowing hand into his bosom again ; and

e Num. 12. 13, with milk and honey.

plucked it out of his bosom, and, be- 1 °14.*** dch. 4. 31. | 18 And d they shall hearken to thy hold, it was turned again as his other

Deut. 32. 39.

2 Kings 5. 14. och. 5. 1, 3. voice: and e thou shalt come, thou flesh.

Matt 8.3.


Moses is loath to be sent.


God's message to Pharaoh.



B. C. 1491. 8 And it shall come to pass, if they | When thou goest to return into Egypt, B. C. 1491. will not believe thee, neither hearken see that thou do all those t wonders

tch. 3. 20. to the voice of the first sign, that they before Pharaoh, which I have put in

u ch. 7. 3, 13. will believe the voice of the latter thine hand: but "I will harden his & 9. 12, 35. &

10. 1. & 14. 8. sign. heart, that he shall not let the people

Deut. 2. 30. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they go.

Josh. 11. 20.

18. 63. 17. will not believe also these two signs, 22 And thou shalt say unto Pha

John 12. 40. neither hearken unto thy voice, that raoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel Rom. 9. 18. thou shalt take of the water of the is my son, y even my firstborn:

x Hos. 11. 1.

Rom. 9. 4. river, and pour it upon the dry land: 23 And I say unto thee, Let my 2 Cor. 6. 18. f ch, 7. 19. and f the water which thou takest out son go, that he may serve me: and

y Jer. 31. 9.

James 1. 18. + Heb. shall be of the river t shall become blood upon if thou refuse to let him go, behold, and shall be.

1 2 I will slay thy son, even thy first- 2 ch. 11. 5. &

12. 29. 10 T And Moses said unto the LORD, | born. + Heb. a man | O my Lord, I am not teloquent, nei- | 24 | And it came to pass by the way of words. † Heb. since

ther theretofore, nor since thou hast in the inn, that the LORD a met him, a Num. 22. 22. yesterday, spoken unto thy servant; but I am and sought to bkill him.

b Gen. 17. 14. nor since the third day.

slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 25 Then Zipporah took ca sharp C Josh. 5. 2, 3. g ch. 6. 12. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Il stone, and cut off the foreskin of || Or, knife. Jer. 1. 6. h Ps. 94. 9. h Who hath made man's mouth? or her son, and + cast it at his feet, and Heb. made

it touch. who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or said, Surely a bloody husband art the seeing, or the blind ? have not I thou to me. the LORD?

26 So he let him go: then she said, i Is. 50. 4.

12 Now therefore go, and I will be A bloody husband thou art, because
Jer. 1. 9. with thy mouth, and teach thee of the circumcision.
Matt. 10. 19. what thou shalt say.
Mark 13.11.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Luke 12. 11, 13 And he said, O my Lord, k send, Go into the wilderness d to meet Mo- d ver. 14. 12. & 21. 14, 15.

I pray thee, by the hand of him whom ses. And he went, and met him in || Or, should thou ll wilt send.

e the mount of God, and kissed him. e ch. 3. 1. 14 And the anger of the Lord was 28 And Moses ftold Aaron all the f ver. 15, 16. k See Jonah 1.

kindled against Moses, and he said, words of the Lord who had sent him,
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? | and all the signs which he had com- & ver. 8, 9.

I know that he can speak well. And manded him. I ver. 27. also, behold, 'he cometh forth to meet| 29 | And Moses and Aaron hwent h ch. 3. 16. 1 Sam. 10. 2, 3,5.

thee: and when he seeth thee, he will and gathered together all the elders
be glad in his heart.

of the children of Israel: mch. 7. 1, 2. 15 And mthou shalt speak unto him, 30 i And Aaron spake all the words i ver. 10. n Num. 22. 38. and put words in his mouth: and which the LORD had spoken unto

I will be with thy mouth, and with Moses, and did the signs in the sight
Deut. 18. 18.
Is. 51. 16. his mouth, and will teach you what of the people.
Jer. 1. 9.
o Deut. 5. 31. ye shall do..

31 And the people k believed : and k ch. 3. 18.

ver, 8, 9. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman when they heard that the Lord had unto the people : and he shall be, I visited the children of Israel, and 1 ch. 3. 16. even he shall be to thee instead of that he mhad looked upon their af- , m. ch. 2. 25. &

3.7. pch.7. 1. & 18. a mouth, and P thou shalt be to him | fliction, then they bowed their heads n Gen. 24. 26. 19. instead of God. and worshipped.

ch. 12. 27.

1 Chr. 29. 20. q ver. 2. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do

CHAPTER V. signs.

Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their message ;

5 and increaseth the Israelites' task. 15 He deri18 ( And Moses went and returned

deth their complaints. 20 They cry out upon Moses | Heb. Jether. to † Jethro his father in law, and said and Aaron. 22 Moses complaineth to God.

unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, AND afterward Moses and Aaron
and return unto my brethren which A went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus
are in Egypt, and see whether they saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my
be yet alive. And Jethro said to people go, that they may hold a a feast a ch. 10. 9.
Moses, Go in peace.

unto me in the wilderness.
19 And the LORD said unto Moses 2 And Pharaoh said, 6 Who is the 2 Kings 18.

in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for LORD, that I should obey his voice Job 21. 15. sch. 2. 15, 23. | all the men are dead which sought to let Israel go? I know not the Matt. 2. 20. thy life.

LORD, neither will I let Israel go. c ch. 3. 19. 20 And Moses took his wife and his 3 And they said, d The God of the sons, and set them upon an ass, and Hebrews hath met with us: let us

he returned to the land of Egypt: go, we pray thee, three days' journey s ch. 17.9. and Moses took s the rod of God in into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Num. 20.8, 9. his hand.

LORD our God; lest he fall upon us 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, with pestilence, or with the sword.


Israel's task increased.

God reneweth his promise.

B. C. 1491. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto evil case, after it was said, Ye shall | B. C. 1491.

them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and not minish aught from your bricks

Aaron, let the people from their of your daily task. e ch. 1. 11. works? get you unto your e bur- | 20 | And they met Moses and Aaron, dens.

who stood in the way, as they came 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the forth from Pharaoh : fch. 1. 7, 9. people of the land now are fmany, 21 And they said unto them, The h ch. 6. 9.

and ye make them rest from their LORD look upon you, and judge; be-
| burdens.
cause ye have made our savour † to + stink,

Gen. 34. 30. 6 And Pharaoh commanded the be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh,

1 Sam. 13. 4. 8 ch. 1. 11. same day the staskmasters of the and in the eyes of his servants, to put & 27. 12.

2 Sam. 10. 6. people, and their officers, saying, a sword in their hand to slay us.

1 Chr. 19. 6. 7 Ye shall no more give the people 22 And Moses returned unto the straw to make brick, as heretofore : | LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast let them go and gather straw for thou so evil entreated this people ? themselves.

why is it that thou hast sent me? 8 And the tale of the bricks, which 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to they did make heretofore, ye shall speak in thy name, he hath done lay upon them; ye shall not dimin-evil to this people ; t neither hast | + Heb. deliver

ing thou hast ish aught thereof : for they be idle ; | thou delivered thy people at all.

not delivered. therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God,

CHAPTER VI. | Heb. Let the

God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH. work beheavy

10 He sendeth Moses to Pharaoh. 14 The genealoupon the mon. on the men, that they may labour

gy of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom therein; and let them not regard

came Moscs and Aaron. vain words.

MHEN the Lord said unto Moses, 10 T And the taskmasters of the I Now shalt thou see what I will people went out, and their officers, do to Pharaoh : for å with a strong a ch. 3. 19. and they spake to the people, say- hand shall he let them go, and with ing, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not a strong hand b shall he drive them b ch. 11. 1. & out of his land.

12. 31, 33, 39. give you straw.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye 2 And God spake unto Moses, and
can find it: yet not aught of your said unto him, I am il the LORD:

| Or, JEHO

VÁH. work shall be diminished.

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, 12 So the people were scattered unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the abroad throughout all the land of name of God Almighty ; but by my c Gen. 17. 1. &

35. 11. & 48.3. Egypt to gather stubble instead of name JEHOVAH was I not known

d ch. 3. 14. straw. to them.

Ps. 68. 4. & 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, 4 e And I have also established my

John 8. 58. | Heb. a mat saying, Fulfil your works, t your daily covenant with them, fto give them Rev. 1. 4. ter of a day in his day. tasks, as when there was straw.

e Gen. 15. 18. the land of Canaan, the land of

& 17. 4, 7. 14 And the officers of the children their pilgrimage, wherein they were iGen. 17. 8. & of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmas- strangers.

28. 4. ters had set over them, were beaten, 5 And I have also heard the 8 ch. 2. 24. and demanded, Wherefore have ye groaning of the children of Israel, not fulfilled your task in making whom the Egyptians keep in bondbrick both yesterday and to day, as age; and I have remembered my heretofore ? covenant.

h ver. 2, 8, 29. 15 | Then the officers of the chil- ! 6 Wherefore say unto the children | 1 ch. 3. 17. & dren of Israel came and cried unto of Israel, hI am the Lord, and I Deut. 26. 8.

Ps. 81. 6. & Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest will bring you out from under the

136. 11, 12. thou thus with thy servants? burdens of the Egyptians, and I k ch. 15. 13.

Deut. 7. 8. 16 There is no straw given unto thy will rid you out of their bondage,

1 Chr. 17. 21. servants, and they say to us, Make and I will kredeem you with a Neh. 1. 10. brick: and, behold, thy servants are stretched out arm, and with great

I Deut. 4. 20.

& 7. 6. & 14. beaten; but the fault is in thine own judgments :

2. & 26. 18. people.

And I will take you to me for

2 Sam. 7. 24.

m Gen, 17.7,8. 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are a people, and mI will be to you ch. 29. 45, 46.

Deut. 29. 13. idle : therefore ye say, Let us go and a God: and ye shall know that I

Rev. 21. 7. do sacrifice to the Lord.

am the LORD your God, which n ch.5. 4, 5. 18 Go therefore now, and work ; bringeth you out from under the

Ps. 81.6.

o Gen. 15. 18. for there shall no straw be given burdens of the Egyptians.

& 26. 3. & 28. you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of 8 And I will bring you in unto 13. & 35. 12. bricks.

+ Heb. lift up the land, concerning the which I

my hand. 19 And the officers of the children did otswear to give it to Abraham, See Gen, 14.

22. of Israel did see that they were in to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will Deut. 32. 40.

83. 18.


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